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Job Details
Environmental Services Colleague (032426)
Job Number: 032426
Job Title: Environmental Services Colleague
Number of Openings: 6
Job Type (Employment Type): Full Time, 80 hours per 2 week pay period
Job Schedule: Day/Evening/Night Rotating Shifts
Job Category: Service
Career Level: Staff
Minimum Level of Education: High School Degree/GED
Years of Experience: 0
Position Description

Cleans, sanitizes, and maintains an assigned area in a sanitary, orderly, and attractive condition, including event and conference room set-ups. Duties include making timely rounds to pick up soiled, infectious waste, reusable patient care equipment and instruments. Also responsible for segregating these items to their respective holding areas and for cleaning and reprocessing equipment and other reusable patient care items. Further tasks including proper transporting and handling of hazardous chemicals to the designated storage area.

Skills and/or Knowledge Required: Must be able to read and comprehend basic chemical and safety data sheets (SDS). Basic computer entry skills are necessary for “MSDS Online” and ongoing regulatory compliance courses (ORCCs).

Cleaning/Terminal Cleaning Rooms with Approved Products - Follows proper technique for cleaning and discharging patient rooms both occupied and discharged including: Changing curtains/ draperies as needed, damp wipe furniture, ledges, and vertical surfaces with germicide, high dusts vents. Understands the term standard precautions and properly cleans and sanitizes assigned areas, including isolation rooms. Properly cleans stairwells, elevators, baseboards, rest rooms including urinals and toilets, and replenishes paper and handwashing products as needed. Understands and displays the ability to mix approved chemical and germicidal solutions according to manufacturer recommendations.

Floor Care - Floor care work including: Dust mopping, damp mopping, brooms, operating electric floor machines, vacuum cleaners, carpet extractor, scrubbing floors, carpets, rugs and waxing floors properly when instructed.

Cleans & Disinfects Reusable Equipment - Properly cleans and disinfects reusable equipment with approved products and may include spraying reusable instruments with enzymatic product. Cleans and disinfects environmental services equipment and keeps work cart in a neat, clean, and orderly fashion.

Collection and Transport of Soiled Items - Collects trash, soiled linen, infectious waste, and reusable equipment from soiled holds/utilities by making timely rounds as assigned. Transports soiled items to designated location.

Transport and Handling of Hazardous Chemicals - Transports hazardous chemicals to the designated location and handles them per the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) recommendations, including utilizing appropriate personal protective equipment. Demonstrates competence in recognizing a chemical spill and initiates hazmat procedures if necessary.

Customer Service - Shows a pleasant customer service attitude to all patients, family members, other colleagues and all other visitors. Displays a customer first attitude and takes pride in work.

Other duties - Performs other miscellaneous Housekeeping duties as assigned by Manager or designee.

Position Requirements

Degree/Diploma: High School Diploma/GED

Skills & Experience Requirements: Previous Housekeeping experience preferred but not required.